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United States

Lidia Kelly

Special Report: Why Poland fell out of step with Europe

Oct 18 2018

WARSAW Last winter, Monika Pawlik spent her days crawling through mud and digging trenches in frozen ground, training for Poland's home guard. Her daughter, Helena, hadn't yet turned 2 years old.

Australia gives $37-million boost to spending on youth mental health

Oct 13 2018

MELBOURNE Australia will spend an extra A$51.8 million ($37 million) on support to young people with mental health issues, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday.

New Zealand activists raise funds for Palestine charity after fine by Israel

Oct 13 2018

MELBOURNE Two New Zealand pro-Palestinian activists have raised NZ$14,000 ($9,108.40) as of Sunday for charity after being fined by an Israeli court for their alleged role in persuading pop star Lorde to cancel a concert in Tel Aviv last year.

United Nations urges Australia to evacuate offshore refugees over health crisis

Oct 13 2018

MELBOURNE The United Nations has asked Australia to urgently evacuate detainees from the Pacific islands of Nauru and Papua New Guinea, saying it bears responsibility for their deteriorating health conditions.

Australia seeks to ban schools from expelling gay students

Oct 12 2018

MELBOURNE Australia aims to ban private or religious schools from expelling students on the basis of their sexuality, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday.

Australian filmmaker freed from Cambodia prison arrives in Sydney

Sep 24 2018

MELBOURNE An Australian filmmaker arrived in Sydney on Sunday after a pardon by Cambodia's king released him from a six-year jail sentence for espionage that he received after flying a drone over an opposition rally. | Video

Cambodia's pardon of Australian filmmaker ends 'nightmare', says family

Sep 22 2018

MELBOURNE The family of an Australian filmmaker pardoned by Cambodia after being jailed on espionage charges said on Saturday it was happy the "nightmare" came to an end, while the Australian foreign minister thanked the government in Phnom Penh for his release.

CORRECTED-Australia to start powerful public inquiry into aged-care sector

Sep 17 2018

MELBOURNE, Sept 16 Australia will begin a public inquiry, or Royal Commission, into the country's aged-care sector as a spike in cases of elderly abuse creates a "disturbing trend", Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday.

RPT-Australia to start powerful public inquiry into aged-care sector

Sep 16 2018

MELBOURNE, Sept 16 Australia will begin a public inquiry, or Royal Commission, into the country's aged-care sector as a spike in cases of elderly abuse creates a "disturbing trend", Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday.

Two dead after suspected drug overdose at Sydney music festival

Sep 16 2018

MELBOURNE Two people died, a dozen more were hospitalized and hundreds others sought medical assistance after suspected drug overdoses at a music festival in Sydney, the police said.

World News

How the man behind Khashoggi murder ran the killing via Skype

He ran social media for Saudi Arabia's crown prince. He masterminded the arrest of hundreds of his country's elite. He detained a Lebanese prime minister. And, according to two intelligence sources, he ran journalist Jamal Khashoggi's brutal killing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by giving orders over Skype.